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• ••• O ••••••• O 


for the Arts 


Stephen Lang 

In the play 

Medal of Honor recipients 
in their own words 

The Men of Beyond Glory 

In Order of Portrayal 

John William Finn 

Lieutenant, U.S. Navy 

Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay: 7 December 1941 

Born 23 July 1909 

Clarence Sasser 

Specialist Fifth Class, U.S. Army 

Ding Tuong Province, Republic of Vietnam: 10 January 1968 

Born 12 September 1947 

Lewis L. Millett 

Captain, U.S. Army 

Vicinity of Soam-Ni, Korea: 7 February 1951 

Born 15 December 1920 

James Bond Stockdale 

Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy 

Hoa Lo Prison, Hanoi, North Vietnam: 4 September 1969 

Born 23 December 1923 

Nicky Daniel Bacon 

Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army 

West of Tarn Ky, Republic of Vietnam: 26 August 1968 

Born 25 November 1945 

Hector A. Cafferata, Jr. 

Private, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve 

Tok Tong Pass, Korea: 28 November 1950 

Born 4 November 1929 

Vernon J. Baker 

First Lieutenant, U.S. Army 

Near Viareggio, Italy: 5-6 April 1945 

Born 17 December 1919 

Daniel K. Inouye 

Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army 

Near San Terenzo, Italy: 21 April 1945 

Born 7 February 1924 

Beyond Glory is performed without intermission by Stephen Lang. 

National Endowment for the Arts 

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), established by Congress 
in 1965 as an independent federal agency, is the official arts 
organization of the United States government. As the largest annual 
funder of the arts in the country, the NEA is dedicated to supporting 
excellence in the arts - both new and established, bringing the arts to 
all Americans, and providing leadership in arts education. Through its 
grants and programs, the NEA brings great art to all 50 states and six 
U.S. jurisdictions, including rural areas, inner cities, and military bases. 

Operation Homecoming: Beyond Glory 

Created by the National Endowment for the Arts in conjunction with the 
Department of Defense, Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime 
Experience is a unique program for U.S. military personnel and their 
families. It preserves the stories and reflections of American troops who 
have served on the frontlines, such as in Iraq and Afghanistan, and 
stateside defending the homeland. Taught by some of America's most 
distinguished writers, Operation Homecoming workshops help service 
men and women, as well as their families, write about their wartime 
experiences. The project also includes a CD featuring military writers, 
online resources, a historical archive, and a new anthology of wartime 
writing by the troops. 

With Operation Homecoming: Beyond Glory, the NEA extends its 
Operation Homecoming initiative to tour the play Beyond Glory, 
adapted and performed by Stephen Lang, to overseas and domestic 
military installations. Through Beyond Glory, Stephen Lang brings to 
the stage the personal accounts of American military veterans who 
have been honored for their heroic deeds. The play was adapted by 
Lang from Larry Smith's book, Beyond Glory: Medal of Honor Heroes in 
Their Own Words. In this acclaimed production, Lang portrays eight 
veterans from World War II, Korea, and Vietnam, including Admiral 
James Stockdale and Senator Daniel Inouye. 

The Medal of Honor 

The Medal of Honor, created in 1862, honors a member of the U.S. 
armed services who "distinguishes himself or herself conspicuously by 
gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his or her life above and beyond 
the call of duty" in military action. 


Beyond Glory 

Operation Homeco?ning: Beyond Glory 

is presented by the National Endowment 

for the Arts in cooperation with the 

Department of Defense and the 

Southern Arts Federation. 

Operation Homecoming is made possible through the generous support of The Boeing Company. 

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Cover: Background photo by R.J. Gibson; Inset photos by Diane Williarr